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Old July 14th, 2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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remove mic holder

if at all possible how do I do that on the AX2K ? it is so exposed so when traveling I guess it would be wise to remove it.
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Old July 15th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #2
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I agree. I can see the screws but haven't tried it yet. Seem easy to strip.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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I have removed the mic holder and reinstalled it without any issues, just use the correct size screw driver so you don't strip the screws.

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:03 AM   #4
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How do you get to the screws? I just can't find them....
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Old July 27th, 2010, 05:57 PM   #5
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Yeah, where are the screws? I can't find them either.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #6
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Open up the clasp, remove the microphone and look down into the assembly where you'd expect screw to be attached. they are down there just a little hard to see.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:31 AM   #7
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Could someone with an NX5U and one of these < EX1, EX1R, or EX3> confirm that the microphone holder screws are equally spaced and the same size/type??

Reason being, I wanted to buy the J-Rod twin-mic adapter.
J-Rod Super-Strong Twin Mic Mount SUPER STRONG TWIN MOUNT - B&H
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Old July 29th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #8
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Thanks, Marc. I previously looked in that area and could not see them. Didn't realize it was so deep & dark in there!
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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:57 PM   #9
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I compared the microphone clamps on my EX1 (not R) to my NX5 and:

1) The hole spacing is NOT the same.
2) The EX1 surface is planar with the bottom of the camera. The NX5 is sloped down at 15-20 degrees.
3) The microphone clips are not the same, even without the hole spacing difference. The EX is more substantial and uses a thumb-screw closure, while the NX is a bit lighter-weight and uses a wire hasp.
4) The screws in the EX are easily removed. I was unable to remove the screws in the NX because I could not turn them and didn't want to risk stripping the heads for the sake of this experiment.
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Old July 31st, 2010, 09:20 PM   #10
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Thanks so much for comparing them for me. Saved me $30
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Old August 16th, 2010, 02:44 PM   #11
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I was unwilling remove the microphone holder for fear I'd strip the screw heads. Today I took my camera to Sony in New Jersey along with four EX1's I needed to have flashed. They took the mic holder off with a smile. Seated the screws back in the base to make sure they didn't disappear.
Thanks Sony!
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